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33 Ratings
Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot Canoe Ridge Estate Vineyard

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) "Cabernet from this 30-year-old vineyard always delivers power, structure and rich concentrated black fruit characters. I have tried to harness this power into something a little friendlier in the fi...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2007 Vintage) Though labeled Cabernet, this includes ample amounts of Syrah and traces of Merlot, Cab Franc and Malbec in the blend. The tannins are strikingly dry, and the peppery berry-flavored fruit seems precise and focused. Consistent in both style and quality with previous vintages, this finishes with an impression of bitter chocolate.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2007 Vintage) Ripe and appealing for its pure currant and plum fruit, resting on a modestly scaled structure. Lingers gently.